Postdoctoral Researcher in Robot-Based Material Handling at Micro / Nano Scale
Carl Von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg School of Computing Science

The Division Microrobotics and Control Engineering (Prof. Dr.-lng. habil. S. Fatikow), Department of Computing Science of the University of Oldenburg invites applications for a

Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d)
Robot-based material handling at micro/nano scale

The position will start 01.10.2020. The position is full time (100%), pay rate E13 TV-L, and available for 3 years with the possibility of an extension. The position is suitable for part time work. The position serves the qualification of junior scientists and offers the opportunity to continue professional development.

Our team:

Our Division's research activities are on robotic handling and automation at micro/nano scale. The research work covers a broad range of related topics, including a.o. microscopy (SEM, AFM, SMM and optical), robotic automation and control engineering, handling technologies for micro/nano scale materials, and robot-based nanofabrication. Several unique microrobotic setups for automated handling at micro/nano scale have been developed in the Division for different applications.

Your research focus:

The most advanced setup in our Division is dedicated to material handling and characterization; it includes three nanopositioning robots (16 DoF in total, incl. goniometric module), a high-resolution image acquisition system, and a high-speed DSP-based piezo controller. The robots can carry tools for SPM, scanning probe lithography, and other applications. The setup is an open HW/SW platform and expandable with additional application-specific HW/SW components.

Your work is closely linked to the use, maintenance and further development of this platform. Your research motivation and goals must be related to at least one of the following R&D fields:

  • Design and characterization of van der Waals heterostructures
  • Advanced scanning probe microscopy
  • Advanced scanning probe lithography
  • Micro-Nano Assembly

Your profile:

  • above-average academic university degree in engineering or natural sciences, preferably in robotics, control engineering or applied physics at diploma or master level
  • a PhD degree in engineering or natural sciences, preferably in robotics, control engineering or applied physics
  • extensive experience in at least one of the above-mentioned R&D fields
  • extensive experience in experimental lab setups, HW-SW interfacing and lab control software
  • experience in robotics and automation
  • experience in SEM, SMM, image processing, and MEMS technologies is desirable
  • strong dedication to follow your research motivation and implement your goals
  • ability to work both independently and within our interdisciplinary research team
  • engagement in teaching courses of the Department held in English and in German, incl. planning and conducting of tutorials as well as occasional lecturing
  • excellent command of English (spoken and written), C1 level or higher
  • good German language skills, B2 level or higher

We offer:

  • unique laboratory infrastructure for research in robotic handling at micro/nano scale
  • excellent opportunities to continue your personal and professional development
  • an experienced, internationally highly visible interdisciplinary team (12-15 professionals)
  • strong involvement in project cooperation with partners from industry and research

The University of Oldenburg is an equal opportunities employer. According to ยง 21 para. 3 of the Legislation Governing Higher Education in Lower Saxony (NHG) preference shall be given to female candidates in cases of equal qualification. The same applies to persons with disabilities.

Please send your application (letter of motivation, CV, certified copies of degrees, references, list of publications) by email in a single pdf document to Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. S. Fatikow, fatikow@uol.dgzsemlx . The closing date for applications is 05.08.2020.

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